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Need help about certification....

Discussion in 'Matt the Aquaman' started by Matt the Aquaman, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    I was putting this question out there to the HSA instructors... do all your handicapped divers have to be certified before they do a dive? I was thinking about doing a dive in an aquarium for my fundraiser, but they say I need to be certified first.

    I don't have a C-Card, but I think since I have passed the online SDI course, and have been diving in a pool with an instructor and other dive friend, they could be able to waive that. In the aquarium I planned to have 3 dive instructors with me.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks!
    Matt
     
  2. Ber Rabbit

    Ber Rabbit Floppy Ear Mod ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm not an HSA instructor but this sounds like an insurance issue for the aquarium. It's still confined water so it should be able to count as a training session but if the aquarium isn't insured for stuff like that they may not be able to waive the certification requirement.
    Just my .02
    Ber :lilbunny:
     
  3. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    Hi Ber,

    Thats exactly what it is, a liability issue. We'll see if I can get around it, if not, I'm still determined to have a great time at the fundraiser.

    Matt
     
  4. Ber Rabbit

    Ber Rabbit Floppy Ear Mod ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If you're with HSA instructors I wonder if their insurance would cover the liability.
    Ber :lilbunny:
     
  5. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    I'll check into it... Dive Heart may be getting more involved now.

    Matt
     

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